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major road, obviously. big traffic impact and they've got a lot of cleanup ahead of them. the driver the truck in critical condition. no word o on what caused him to lose control and veer off the roadway. that's still under investigation. quite a mess. if you drive through the area, keep in mind as we get further and further into the rush hour, if this is still here, we'll start to see the traffic delays. keep that in mind. >> looks like we lost megan. i'm going to be tracking that accident all morning long. here's what you're facing on the beltway. at central avenue, a crash there. like megan mentioned, nice and clear as far as volume. to make your way around that crash, this is central avenue. additional crash along the -- checking that out as well for you. in both directions, no issues to report. back in ten minutes. over to you. thanks, danella.
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it's going to be a rainy day across our area or at least the afternoon will be. >> we'll check in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein for a look at the forecast. >> grab the umbrella before you head out the door. we have clouds that have rolled in ahead of rain that's down to the south. it's all cloudy all around the region. the high clouds. over that cloud cover, we've got cold air aloft, at the surface, we have temperatures below freezing as well. the cold air aloft is going to be receding as the day goes on. by the time the moisture arrives, we're going to have just some rain moving in much of the area. some of the higher elevations to the west and north, they may get some sleet and icing. generally above 1,000 feet, shenandoah valley into western maryland. this area in green, this is under a flash flood watch. it includes northern virginia shall the district, much of maryland. 1 to 2 inches of rain may cause
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flooding there. through the morning hours, rush hour, cloudy, dry pavement, cold. we'll stay below freezing at 8:30, 9:00. by noon, in the low 40s. sunrise at 6:44. sunset at 5:58. when the rain will be arriving. thanks, tom. angie goff at the live desk with breaking news. >> weeks before president obama is set to visit, rockets fired into israel. the attack damaged roads but no one was hurt. the first kind to hit israel. the attack comes days after a palestinian man died in a jail. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. president obama heads to virginia today to warn about the impact the looming sequester will have on the defense industry. the hampton roads region depends heavily on the military and defense spending.
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the president has three days to reach a deal with congress to avoid billions of dollars in spending cuts. we're not hearing of any progress toward an agreement. we haven't heard of any new negotiations. >> at some point we've got to do some governing. and certainly, what we can't do is keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis. >> instead of using our military men and women as campaign props, the president was serious, he'd sit down with harry reed and begin to address our problems. >> the speaker referencing the president's trip to newport news. the spending cuts take effect on friday if no deal is in place. if you get social security benefits, get ready for frustration having your questions answered about benefits. the social security administration looking at an 8% cut to its budget. it won't impact when checks arrive or how much they're
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worth. it will had affect how its run. fewer people to answer the phones and eligibility for claims. every twist and turn of the sequestration showdown will keep you up to speed as friday's deadline approaches. our web team hard at work is making sure everything you need to know is there. here's a live look at the capitol right now. hagel's confirmation has been held up on the hill for more than a week after a first ever filibuster of a defense secretary nominee. some of his vocal critics are offering to support his confirmation. if senators vote today to end of filibuster, a final vote to install hagel could happen any time between this afternoon and tomorrow. the senate could begin drafting final bills to curb gun violence. patrick leahy wants to start writing legislation thursday. all of the showdown over sequestration could delay that. the senate judiciary committee
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will likely consider two bills, one banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines and another for background checks. we'll have a reporter at the supreme court later this morning. the justices will hear arguments to determine if and when police can take a dna from a suspect. prosecutors used dna to convict a man of rape. the high court overturned the conviction saying police didn't have authority to take april sample after he was arrested his attorney argued they violated his right to privacy. the supreme court will likely rule in this case later this year. a nightclub and restaurant after a deadly shooting over the weekend, police closed 1920 d.c. a restaurant for the next four days calling them a threat to public safety. saturday morning a man was shot and killed inside the nightclub
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after an argument. police arrested the suspected shooter. police closed the club and the restaurant because the two share a liquor license. the owners can request a public hearing to regain their license once they reopen. d.c. police are asking for your help in finding the driver of this car whom they believe was involved in a deadly hit and run. the accident happened a week and a half ago if in the 100 block of m street northeast. a man was killed in that collision. surveillance video captured a passenger from the car walking to a nearby metro station. fire investigators in maryland say baseboard heaters are to blame for two massive house fires. a deadly house fire in myersville was caused by drapes too close to a heater. two young sisters died in that fire. another family was displaced after a heater caught fire in the bedroom. firefighters are urging people to check their heaters to make sure nothing flammable is next
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to them. >> the baseboard heater away from anything like draperies or furniture. >> i have firemen cleaning out the house and they were looking at it. they said you can see where it sparked right here. fire investigators say in addition to the baseboard heaters, neither home had work oing smoke detectors. breaking news out of egypt after a hot air balloon accident leaves a number of people dead overnight. what we're learning from the live desk. also ahead, why catholics will be waiting a long time before they learn about the document scandal at the vatican. >> her stung outfit was all the talk after the oscars. but we'll show you how others are dock torg it. >> a stormy afternoon in store for us. weather and traffic on the 1s comi
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not everyone was thrilled with michelle obama's fashion decision on oscar night. look at the photo. on the left is what the first lady really wore presenting the best picture award. on the right, is how she appeared in iran with higher sleeves and a neckline. they digitally altered her dress in an online report giving her the outfit change that she didn't ask for. >> interesting. conservative cultures say women should be more covered up. there you go with the picture. 4:41 on this tuesday morning. a live look outside from over the nation's capitol.
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clouds is what we're dealing with now. tom, that will change in a big way today. >> by this afternoon, going to be turning wet. you'll need an umbrella when you head back home from work and school. not this morning. just cold. you'll need your winter coat. in the 20s across the metro area. northern virginia, nearby suburbs in maryland. reagan national at 33. we'll have temperatures warming up. by noontime into the low 40s. then it's around 1:00, 2:00, we'll have rain beginning here and the rain coming down hard this evening between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. that's when we could have flooding. temperatures will be holding steady in the mid-40s from mid-afternoon all the way into this evening. when will it end and the seven-day outlook is in ten minute. a look at traffic with danella now. good morning. >> right now i'm tracking breaking news on the road. suitland parkway is closed both directions. both directions suitland parkway is closed this that area. still tracking an earlier
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accident the inner loop of the beltway towards route 50. it involves an overturned tractor-trailer blocking the right side of the roadway. particular to the left lanes to get by. back to you both. thank you, danella. we're tracking breaking news in egypt involving a balloon. taking on their own league. why the redskins may be ready sue the nfl. how to help one county in their push to get
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i'm angie goff with breaking news out of egypt. investigators are on the ground interviewing witnesses after a hot air balloon catches on fire killing 19 people. the balloon went down near the city of luxor. all on board were foreign
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tourists including french and british nationals. two people survived and are in the hospital. no word if any americans were on board. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. secretary of state john kerry is in berlin. america's top diplomat has a very busy day before taking off for france. kerry will meet with angela merkel and other top german officials later this morning. this is part of his whirlwind tour of europe an the middle east. his first overseas trip as secretary of state. he's set to visit nine countries in the next week and a half. a report about leaked papal documents will remain secret. only benedict and his successor will know the findings. investigators were told that he -- the pope pardoned him. italian newspapers speculate the report found corruption and a cover-up leading to the pope's
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resignation. the vatican denies that. a baltimore teenager is waking up in prison. after opening fire inside his school on the first day of classes. 15-year-old robert gladden jr. learned his sentence yesterday. he pleaded guilty last week to the shooting. police released surveillance photos showing gladden pull out a shotgun inside the cafeteria at perry hall high school. we're hearing 911 calls like this one from a daughter who just escaped the gunfire. >> locking down the school and i can't get ahold of anyone to let them know she's safe. she was actually right next to the shooter. i don't know. i'm so nervous, i don't know who to get in touch with to try and tell them she's home safe. >> only one person was wounded. a 17-year-old student with down syndrome. he has since recovered and returned to class. the trial for a man suspected in the death of a mother and daughter gets derailed. the judge declared a mistrial in
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jason scott's case yesterday. scott is a former ups worker accused of killing delores and ebony dewitt in largo in 2009. a detective referenced scott's alleged involvement in several home invasions that were unrelated. the judge said the jury could only hear about one of those home invasions. scott will remain locked up until a new trial this fall. this morning, police are looking for a person of interest in the murders of an elderly couple in fauquier county, virginia. they want to question john jeffries as they investigate the murders of nelson and ethel slack. the couple was found dead in their home in the plains on sunday. police had suspect jeffries was involved in a home invasion in fredericksburg. the 67-year-old homeowner fought back hitting the intruder over the head with his oxygen tank. today, you can weigh in on whether those signs along roadways in fairfax county should become history. there's a proposal to remove
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signs from median strips and intersections. it's illegal to put signs along roads that vdot owns. but they don't have the manpower to remove the signs. the hearing begins at 4:00 p.m. in the board auditorium at the county government center. >> montgomery county school board asking for more money as the enrollment grows. they're asking to approve a $2.23 billion budget for fiscal year 2014. that's a 2.5% increase over this year. the board says most of that increase simply allows them to serve about 2300 more students expected to move into the county. it will also fund investments in math instruction and more middle school staff. >> last week -- thank you very much. >> heated moments between fairfax county teachers and the school board. this came as teachers vented frustrations about the demands of their jobs. last night in falls church they
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say they're over jorkd, say they spend too long grading. teachers say that added up is hurting their personal lives. >> i'm concerned as a recent newlywed that this is the going to ruin my marriage. >> you know, i have two kids left at home. i feel like i'm missing all of their lives. >> school board members asked the teachers to send them possible solutions. the board will address their concerns in an april work session. dennis rodman is heading to north korea. the former nba star known for his flamboyant and controversial appearance will travel with three members of the harlem globetrotters basketball team and a production team. the group is filming an upcoming hbo series and they'll be playing the role of basketball diplomats, putting on a training camp for the kids. only one other american visited north korea this year. that was google's executive
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chairman. >> very different from dennis rodman. see if they let him in. if you haven't watched the wizards in a while, maybe you should start. they won their third game in a row. they beat the raptors. rookie bradley beal scored 20 points. the wizards 7-3 in the last ten games. it's a bit early to look into playoff tickets maybe. but we can all hope. the record still 18-37. bradley beal stepping up. >> stepping up for sure. the man in the net tonight when the caps face the hurricanes has earned himself two more years on the team. the goaltender and capitals braden holt by agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $3.7 million. he burst on to the scene last year as he helped lead the caps into the second round of the playoffs. this year got off to a rough start but he's won four of the
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last six starts. the caps also signed a two-year $4 million extension with defenseman john erskine. >> the redskins may be considering legal action against the nfl. the "washington post" is reporting the team is thinking of going to court over the salary cap penalty. the league assessed against the 'skins. the redskins may try to delay the start of free agency until the issue is resolved. the nfl stripped the team of $36 million in salary caps last year for its handling of contracts during the uncapped 2010 season. the 'skins dealt with half that penalty last year. they don't want to face a second half of it this year. blizzard warnings are in effect across much of the midwest this morning. for days now, residents in kansas, oklahoma and parts of texas have dealt with these conditions. high winds, heavy snow, causing drivers to get stuck. the national guard actually had to be called in to help some of them. white-out conditions caused snowplows to get stuck. the snowy conditions could stick
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around until the end of the week. >> no snow in our area. we are going to get rain. >> tom kierein is here to explain it for us. >> could be dealing with flooding in the morning. the residual runoff from rain this afternoon. no travel problems right now. heading off to work and school, just a cloudy sky this morning. temperatures right now are cold in the 20s. below freezing just about everywhere except on the tidal potomac at reagan national at 33 degrees. in the mid 20s to upper 20s. from the blue ridge east to the bay. on the bay waters, near the freezing mark. here's the timing as we go forward. the area in lavender may be wet snow and sleet initially. shenandoah valley and into the panhandle of west virginia. areas east of there, looks like light rain moving into the metro area by 1:00 to 2:00. by 3:00, getting home from school, it's going to be raining. but off here this pink zone in the west, this could be icing.
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freezing rain, icing up on the blue ridge, parts of the shenandoah valley. only for elevations though generally above 1,000 feet there. all rain elsewhere by 4:30, 5:00. getting home from work. the rain will pick up in intensity. the area in the yellow is heavy rain by 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. we'll have the heaviest rain moving on through between 6:00, 8:00, 9:00. then it will taper off quickly by 11:00 p.m. by 5:00 a.m. on wednesday, it's all done and we'll get sun back wednesday afternoon. how much rain will we get? it's looking like all the areas in the blue, generally an inch or a little bit more and maybe an inch and a half to as much as 2 inches in some areas in the darker lavender color. that may be causing some creeks and streams to come out of their banks. the timing, dry this morning, through noontime. by then in the low 40s. during the afternoon we'll have that rain beginning, heavy rain, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00. chance much flooding after that, holding steady in the mid-40s. tomorrow, near 60.
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thursday may be sprinkles. the low 50s. friday, partly sunny near 50. cloudy and colder for the weekend. flurries on sunday. i'm back in ten minutes. a look at traffic with danella now. good morning. good morning. still tracking breaking news on o the road. starting d.c. along suitland parkway, it's shut down between first sterling avenue and stanton road because of an accident in that area. also tracking the earlier accident involving a tractor-trailer. this is the inner loop of the beltway past annapolis road. still just along the right side of the roadway, you can get by but just two left lanes get you by. your volume is light. later today, this may be a big problem. tracking it all morning long. aaron and eun. danella, thanks. smokers have to come up with new game plans to cheer on the orioles and the ravens. the maryland stadium authority is banning all types of smoking and tobacco products from both oriole park and camden yard at m&t bank stadium.
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the ban goes into effect, monday, march 4th. the plan is they'll be ready for opening day. both teams are working on other plans to accommodate smokers. mixed reaction to a d.c. council member's reprimand for ethics violations as punishment. jim graham had his committee assignments reduced, lost control of the alcohol license issues as well. council members voted to reprimand the representative, multiple investigations found he tried to barter contracts for the district and the metro system in 200 which is considered unethical but not illegal. some say the punishment is not enough where ethics has become a serious issue. >> the council wanted to step up to the plate and show they were supportive of ethics reform in the district, they would have dpon for a censor. >> i'm reminded of something shakespeare said. all's well that ends wells. i would modify it and say all's
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. starting this week, illegal downloaders will get warnings to stop pirating music, movies and tv shows. the music and film industry set up the copyright alert system which will work with the five major american internet service providers. companies that discover users downloading illegally will send them a warning. they'll receive up to six warnings before companies take drastic steps like slowing their internet connection. this morning, federal regulators launched three separate investigations involving 1.3 million cars. the national highway traffic safety administration is looking at the toyota prius hybrid built between 2004 and 2009 because of streerg problems. unexpected power problems involving the ford escape, fusion, mariner and milan models. they're looking into braking problems of the honda pilot. regulators have not issued any recalls yet. m

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